essence darker shades: foundation for every skin type! #loveyouressenceshade


essence recently released a new range of foundations that cater for all that lovely melanin, yay! I absolutely love essence cosmetics as they are super affordable and I live for beauty on a budget. It’s great to see a brand catering for darker skin tones, as it can prove to be a challenge finding foundation that’s a perfect match. I must say that when I received these goodies I got super nervous as some of the foundations were way too dark for me, but alas we always find a way to make things work so I decided that I can use them for contouring. I’ve been wanting to try contouring for some time now but never got around to doing it and essence just made that easier for me.




stay all day 16h long-lasting make-up: This long-lasting foundation ensures a smooth complexion. One of the perks of this product is the high-quality pump dispenser which makes it easy to find the perfect dosage for a beautiful look AND it’s been dermatologically  tested. Around R72.95*




essence all about matt! oil-free make-up: This foundation is oil-free so it gives your complexion a matt effect to make it smooth and silky-soft. The long-lasting formula lasts up to 12 hours and the oil-free texture won’t block your pores. This product works well in the summer months when our skin tends have more shine. Around R67.50*




soft touch mousse make-up: The super delicate mousse texture gives your face a smooth and natural looking matt complexion while allowing your skin to breathe freely. Everybody loves a soft texture, right? Around R69.95*




mattifying compact powder: If you like the feeling of a light powder that effortlessly glides onto your skin then this one is for you. The powdery texture spreads smoothly for a natural, matt complexion as if created by a professional make-up artist. Around R53.95*



coverstick: Sometimes I have to deal with dark spots, redness and impurities that I just want to cover up, bleh. This coverstick does the job and ensures that nobody else notices those impurities. Unless you have absolutely flawless skin, I think this is a makeup bag essential. Around R39.95*






essence is available at Clicks, Dis-Chem, and selected independent pharmacies, Red Square & Pick n’ Pay stores.



If you’ve tried any of these products or plan to try them then comment below, on my Twitter or Instagram and let me know what you think 🙂

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    1. Agreed 🙂 I’m so happy to see that they’re catering for all skin tones. The brush is cute and soft, looking forward to using it! xx

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